SLIMMERJESSE   262,706
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
SLIMMERJESSE's Recent Blog Entries

They Don't Even Want Chubby Corpses For Science!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yesterday I read an article on the MSN website that medical schools are rejecting chubby corpses as they do not provide the type of learning experience that students need. Too much fat to get through before finding the stuff they are studying.

Even in death, there are issues with being overweight! Go figure.

Wishing all a good day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIVINGFREE19 1/15/2012 2:28PM

    That is interesting.


Report Inappropriate Comment
KRISTINE99 1/13/2012 6:46PM

    Agree with MZZCHIEF. Greenhorn med students need a "baseline." Obesity may result in abnormal organs and such. This is along the lines of how a med student would first study normal cardiovascular, muscular, neural systems before looking at abnormal conditions such as muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer's disease, etc.


Report Inappropriate Comment
THINBUCKEYE 1/12/2012 9:02PM

    Yes, I agree with NATPLUMMER!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JIBBIE49 1/12/2012 8:54PM

    I wrote a paper in college on Cadaver Donation and found that the reason they don't want obese cadavers is because they can't get enough solution into the fat to preserve it well. Also, the liver and other organs are often "fatty" and don't preserve well.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SOKKERNUT 1/12/2012 3:00PM

    I am with NATPLUMMER on this one. Why can't they learn from both heavy and thin corpses.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MZZCHIEF 1/12/2012 10:45AM

    That makes sense to me.
Obesity causes huge changes in the organs, moves them out of their usual location.
Medical students coming in, need to see what "normal" looks like to get a baseline, before they start dealing with pathologies.
Less flesh to preserve, too.

: )
Mzzchief

Report Inappropriate Comment
CELIAMINER 1/12/2012 10:30AM

    Agree with Natplummer. You'd think they would want a realistic experience with great potential for teaching the effects of obesity. Sheesh.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/12/2012 9:43AM

    You would think they need some for practice.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALASKASKY 1/12/2012 9:25AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JABCLUB 1/12/2012 9:23AM

    OMG! I don't think that will be my reason for slimming up and getting into better shape, but it's certainly something to think about! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


75% Have Broken Their New Year's Resolutions

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I've heard this several times on radio. It's only the second week into the new year, can it be true that this many people have broken their resolutions already?

Wishing all a good day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JIBBIE49 1/13/2012 9:25PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNJONES2 1/11/2012 6:48PM

    i think the problem with New Years resolutions is people think they have to be absolutely perfect when they make them. They dont see them as a goal to strive for - like weight loss - we workout and watch what we eat so we lose a pound or two but then once in a while the scale goes up and do we quit? Not at spark people!

I used to tell my students think of every day assignments like athletic practice, or choir and play practice. You practice for weeks before you play a game or have the concert, if you make a mistake you go over it and relearn it. But you dont stop.... you keep going.

New Years resolutions are a goal --- not perfection.


Report Inappropriate Comment
CATLADY52 1/11/2012 5:49PM

    I don't make resolutions. No fear of failure. I will either do or not do on my own.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IDLETYME 1/11/2012 3:05PM

    I don't make resolutions, I just make plans for the year. That gives me plenty of time to get them done and not feel like I failed!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MZZCHIEF 1/11/2012 1:12PM

    Its why I don't make them.
Too black and white for my tastes!

: )
Mzzchief

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/11/2012 10:57AM

    That's probably true. That's the problem with New Year's Resolutions.

Report Inappropriate Comment


New Bootcamp DVD-200 Sparkers got It Free, The Rest of Us Get to Pay for It

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Guess that's just the way it goes sometimes.

Not a problem, just an observation.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KMICHA 1/11/2012 11:50AM

    I looked at it yesterday, and decided it was a lot of stuff that I could get on line. I'm still thinking about it . . . it isn't that expensive especially with the $3 coupon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JULESRULES78 1/11/2012 10:39AM

    Great point, Nat.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCY- 1/11/2012 10:28AM

    Don't know the details. You are right... that is the way it goes sometimes. Thankfully Dr. Beck has helped me with situations like this to say "Oh Well" and move forward. Many opportunities are yet to come my way.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/11/2012 10:26AM

    It's not very expensive, though.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Where's Yoovie? Missed Her By 4 Minutes When She Posted That She Was Leaving.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I would have told her that it isn't only about losing weight that keeps people here on the SP site. That, just because she hit a plateau, didn't mean she wasn't worthy of her votes as motivator. During my three years here, I've seen people pop in for just a few months and then leave - still being voted a motivator.

Although I didn't follow her blogs regularly, I saw her when she first arrived until she left today. There have been a lot of smiles as I read her blogs - very talented lady!

So, if any of you are still in-touch through other sites, let her know she will be missed. However, maybe she'll resurface here. It's happened before. (smiling)

Here's to all of us in 2012!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IAM_HIS2 1/10/2012 7:57PM

    Hoping she returns!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNBAREFOOTMAMA 1/10/2012 2:04PM

    Maybe she just needs to find her own motivation without the pressures of being a motivator. Hopefully she'll be back.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVINGFREE19 1/10/2012 2:03PM

    It is sad when someone leaves that you know and would still like to converse with. I had this happen a few times also. Why do they leave. I guess, for different reasons.
I hope you find the person you are looking for again!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BREWMASTERBILL 1/10/2012 1:37PM

    She'll be back.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/10/2012 1:35PM

    I've heard about her but never actually read any blogs.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KENDRASEPIPHANY 1/10/2012 1:30PM

    I totally agree - I love her personality and her positive, no-nonsense outlook on life. It just won't be the same around here without her...

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Montana Teacher Disappears After Leaving For Her Run (headline on MSN website)

Monday, January 09, 2012

I sometimes email SPfriends who hike and/or run in isolated places and ask how they manage their safety in a crime-filled world. Almost all of them respond that they are not concerned, and that one can't live in fear, etc.

Wow, my city and neighborhood have high crime stats (I get daily police blotter emails), even though they recently announced that crime is down. Well, folks, they just early-released oodles of parolees on top of what we already have in CA.

I hope all will at least keep safety in-mind and take precautions (cell phones, letting people know your route and anticipated time home, etc.)

Wishing all a good day.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MZZCHIEF 1/12/2012 12:00PM

    Awful about the Montana Teacher...
Regarding cell phones, recently in the park behind my house there was a guy there who was rolling joggers soley for their cell phones.

He used a bicycle to make his getaway.

: )
Mzzchief

Report Inappropriate Comment
MELISSAJANEY 1/10/2012 1:55PM

    I, sadly, have to do most of my runs indoors because of crazy things like this poor woman in Montana. Sad.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLEEPYDEAN 1/10/2012 1:29PM

    The missing Montana woman is related to the blogger from Shut Up and Run so I heard about her dissapearance when I checked in there this morning. Very scary!

I carry pepper spray (more to fend of dogs) and try to always wear my RoadID and tell my boyfriend how long I'll be gone/where I plan to go and I have my phone when I go out for long runs on the weekend. But my shorter lunch time runs during the week I usually go with minimal gear and don't tell my coworkers where I'll be.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JLITT62 1/10/2012 5:32AM

    I AM concerned with safety - in fact I was asking about the safety of the path we took sat if I were alone - but I do agree you can't live in fear. This is actually billed as one of the safest small towns in the country (not Albany, but the town outside I live in) - but bad things happen everywhere.

I do carry a cell phone & id & a little money.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVINGFREE19 1/9/2012 4:25PM

    I always am very careful when I go out. Even if it is to go shopping. They can be lurking in a parking lot also.
Keep safe, friend!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FIREFLUTTERFLY 1/9/2012 2:38PM

    Always always ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings! Especially ladies!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRISSA1669 1/9/2012 2:24PM

    Thank you, I'm just beginning running and I do not go alone. My husband would not be comfortable with me running alone even if I wanted to do it alone. I run in my neighborhood which I don't feel uneasy about at all but I am prudent...running with 2 or more and with my cell phone.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNJONES2 1/9/2012 2:13PM

    Thank you for the timely reminder - we must be alert and have a safety plan.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATPLUMMER 1/9/2012 2:07PM

    It makes me glad that I run with my husband when I run outside and I always carry my cellphone.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 Last Page